Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Actually, the surprise attack of that fist made of evil energy was rather good.
But thanks to Song Shuhang’s timely reminder and the fact that Branch Elder Gu Wu himself was vigilant, the latter was able to react when the fist was around ten meters away from him.
“Ah!” the branch elder shouted in a grave tone and waved his seven arms, aiming at that fist made of evil energy.
There was a round hole in each palm of Branch Elder Gu Wu, and viscous black-green liquid shot out of these holes. This viscous liquid possessed powerful corrosive properties, and when it came in contact with that fist made of evil energy, they both canceled each other out.
Not even that fist made of evil energy was able to resist the corrosive viscous liquid. During the time it took the fist to cover ten meters, it had been corroded until it reached the size of a football, and was then crushed to pieces by Branch Elder Gu Wu’s foot.
Just what kind of creature was Branch Elder Gu Wu? Was the viscous black-green liquid he shot out of his palms an innate skill? Or was it some magical technique he learned?
“Little friend Shuhang, let’s go! I can feel that the attack just now was only a probe. The next attack of the evil energy of the Netherworld won’t be so easy to deal with. Let’s quickly advance and rescue Lady Onion and the others,” Branch Elder Gu Wu said.
He had a very bad premonition just now.
After coming to this underground area, he discovered that he was unable to fly.
There was supposed to be a flight restricting formation in the underground area of the 250th branch of the [All the Monsters of the World Should Unite and Become a Family] organization… but since he was the branch elder, he had a special pendant with him, which was also the symbol of his status as the branch elder. With this pendant, even if the flight restricting formation of the branch was active, he would still be able to fly.
But it now, he was unable to fly even if he had the pendant with him.
As such, Branch Elder Gu Wu was somewhat worried. That was because aside from the flight restricting formation, there was also a defensive system in the pyramid. If the defense system were to fall into the hands of the enemy and be activated, things would become very troublesome.
Luckily, the defense system wasn’t activated in the end.
Branch Elder Gu Wu and Song Shuhang managed to get into the pyramid without problems. The Branch Elder heaved a sigh of relief, and said, “Let’s head to the room called Heaven-33, Lady Onion and the others should be there.”
After entering the pyramid, they discovered that the quantity of the evil energy of the Netherworld Realm inside was even higher.
The level of that mass of oil-like evil energy was high enough to reach the waist of a person.
Branch Elder Gu Wu activated his defensive barriers at full strength and led the way, while Song Shuhang followed behind.
The solidified light of virtue wrapping Song Shuhang’s body was firmly protecting him. It was even better than an ordinary barrier.
“We have arrived. The room called Heaven-33 is right ahead,” Branch Elder Gu Wu said. He could sense that Lady Onion and the others were inside the room.
However, the protective barrier of the room had been thoroughly corroded, and he had no idea what was the condition of the people inside.
The duo rushed toward the room…
But just they were running, Branch Elder Gu Wu’s body suddenly disappeared.
“Little friend Shuhang, careful! There is a hole here! Damn, the whole floor of the pyramid was corroded as well…” Branch Elder Gu Wu’s voice was transmitted from within the oil-like evil energy of the Netherworld.
His voice was getting farther and farther away… From the looks of it, the hole was very deep.
“…” Song Shuhang.
Right at this time, Ye Si suggested, “Shuhang, perhaps you should use the ❮Demon Subduing Buddhist Fist Technique❯ to disperse the evil energy of the Netherworld ahead. Otherwise, you might carelessly fall into a hole as well.”
Due to that dense evil energy contaminating the whole place, the detecting capacity of mental energy was very limited—not even Ye Si could tell if there were holes ahead of them.
Song Shuhang followed her suggestion and punched forward, unleashing the ❮Demon Subduing Buddhist Fist Technique❯. The solidified light of virtue shrouding his body transformed into a buddhist warrior, who also punched forward. The sound of buddhist prayers echoed, and the illusion of a golden lotus appeared in midair.
The ❮Demon Subduing Buddhist Fist Technique❯ had powerful evil-warding properties, and all the evil energy of the Netherworld in front of Song Shuhang temporarily vanished.
Without the obstruction of the evil energy of the Netherworld, Song Shuhang and Ye Si could see that the floor had been corroded from where they were standing until the door to the room Lady Onion was residing in, which was nearly ten meters away. The place below was full of evil energy of the Netherworld, and they couldn’t see clearly where Branch Elder Gu Wu was.
“Branch Elder Gu Wu, how are you?” Song Shuhang called out.
“I’m fine. I’ll come up very soon!” Branch Elder Gu Wu’s voice was transmitted from a place around twenty meters below. “Little friend Shuhang, you go rescue Lady Onion and the others. After that, let’s reunite at the entrance of the pyramid.”
“You also take care of yourself,” Song Shuhang said with a nod.
Then, he retreated several steps and operated the advanced version of the ❮Virtuous Man’s Ten Thousand Mile Walk❯—the ❮Celestial Sprint❯ footwork—instantly dashing forward at high speed. He leapt over that distance of nearly ten meters and crashed into Lady Onion’s room.
The wooden door had already become very frail under the corrosion of the evil energy of the Netherworld.
As such, Song Shuhang was able to barge into the room very easily.
In the room, due to the protective barrier outside getting corroded, the evil energy of the Netherworld had flooded the whole place to the point that its level was already high enough to reach the waist of a person.
The body of that female monster was glued to the ceiling like a spider, away from the evil energy of the Netherworld.
But Lady Onion… was still on the ground. At this time, Lady Onion had already reverted to her real form, transforming into a green onion growing on the enlightenment stone.
“Lady Onion, are you alright? Are you still conscious?” the female monster asked, somewhat worried.
“I’m fine. But my body isn’t under my control anymore,” Lady Onion said, somewhat depressed.
At this time, threads of jet-black energy were visible on her deep-green green onion body. It was a sign that she had been contaminated with the evil energy of the Netherworld Realm.
Earlier, when the barrier outside the room was corroded and the evil energy of the Netherworld barged into the room, Lady Onion and that other female monster had no choice but to climb to an elevated area.
But the level of the evil energy of the Netherworld inside the room kept increasing, and since Lady Onion couldn’t glue herself to the ceiling like that other female monster, she ultimately got contaminated during a moment of carelessness.
Luckily, she had taken root in the enlightenment stone. The enlightenment stone was very mysterious, and not even the evil energy of the Netherworld could invade it. Thanks to the protection of the enlightenment stone, Lady Onion was able to retain her mind and was safe.
But her body was already out of control, and it was currently strolling through the room on its own.
“How come Song Shuhang isn’t here yet…” Lady Onion muttered to herself.
Just as this thought flashed through her mind, the frail door of the room burst open.
A glistening Song Shuhang barged into the room, and got up after rolling on the ground once.
“Hey, Lady Onion!” Song Shuhang waved at Lady Onion, who was on the ground, and said, “I’ve come to save you.”
Lady Onion had tears streaming down her face. “Shuhang, you have finally come!”
Since meeting Song Shuhang up until now, it was her first time noticing that Song Shuhang could do cool stuff as well. For example, when he barged into the room just now and got up after rolling on the ground, he looked rather cool.
“Are you alright?” Song Shuhang asked.
“My condition isn’t too good.” While speaking, Lady Onion had already arrived next to Song Shuhang.
Afterward, she clenched her small fists and mercilessly attacked Song Shuhang’s calf.
“…” Song Shuhang.
Lady Onion was getting wilder and wilder while attacking. At this time, she looked like a Muay Thai practitioner punching a sandbag. Left strike, right strike, elbow strike, and an occasional roundhouse kick.
Afterward, she moved behind Song Shuhang to attack the back of his calf.
As she kept attacking, she finally returned in front of Song Shuhang, jumping up and attacking his knee.
Song Shuhang also noticed that Lady Onion’s condition wasn’t too right.
“Have you been contaminated with the evil energy of the Netherworld?” Song Shuhang asked.
“Yes, you finally noticed. Luckily, my root is safe, and the evil energy of the Netherworld wasn’t able to invade it. Quickly find a way to save me, alright?” Lady Onion said happily.
She felt that she was absolutely adorable while fighting Song Shuhang head on like this.
She had never hit (the calf of) Song Shuhang so happily before.
It was a pity that she was in her monster form at the moment, and she was just a small green onion with no strength at all. Otherwise, that barrage of attacks would have fractured Song Shuhang’s calf bone!
Song Shuhang raised his head and looked at that other female monster glued to the ceiling, waving his hand and saying, “Hello.”
“Hello, Mister Shuhang,” the female monster replied. Actually, when Song Shuhang barged into the room, she got a scare.
That solidified light of virtue enshrouding his body was simply too dazzling. From what she knew, the number of people in the entire world of cultivators that possessed this kind of light of virtue didn’t surpass ten!
Now she understood why Lady Onion had asked the opposite party to come and save them. Since he possessed such powerful light of virtue, perhaps he really had a way to save them.
“You guys wait a moment. I’ll take care of this evil energy of the Netherworld first,” Song Shuhang said.
Song Shuhang wasn’t platting to save Lady Onion and that other female monster by bringing them out of that pyramid!
Since after he got into the underground area of the 250th branch of the [All the Monsters of the World Should Unite and Become a Family] organization, the nucleus in his Heart Aperture had become restless.
At this time, the nucleus was already having a hard time bearing its hunger and thirst.
Now that Song Shuhang had made sure that Lady Onion was safe, he decided to release the nucleus, allowing it to have its fill.
After obtaining Song Shuhang’s permission, the nucleus immediately projected a lotus flower.
A pure and holy lotus flower was projected out of Song Shuhang’s chest.
In the next moment, several tens of thousands of fine roots extended from the lotus flower, piercing the whole surrounding area.
In just two seconds, the evil energy of the Netherworld inside the room disappeared at speed visible to the naked eye. But for the nucleus, the evil energy inside the room wasn’t even enough for an appetizer.
Those several tens of thousands of roots passed through the walls, reaching every corner of the pyramid and greedily devouring the evil energy of the Netherworld.
Song Shuhang gently patted his chest, and said, “Bring one tentacle here and cleanse the evil energy in Lady Onion’s body.”
At this time, Lady Onion had already started to attack Song Shuhang’s other calf, sparing no effort.
After hearing Song Shuhang’s order, one of the transparent tentacles in midair changed direction and stabbed into Lady Onion’s body.
In the next moment, the evil energy of the Netherworld in Lady Onion’s body was quickly sucked out.
After that… Lady Onion’s body withered at speed visible to the naked eye.
“Shuhang,” Lady Onion said faintly, “did you take advantage of this opportunity to retaliate against me?”
“…” Song Shuhang.